Thursday, May 14, 2015

White Space

What is it? 

As it applies here specifically white space is that sweet spot of non art in a painting--the undrawn, unmarked part of a painting that can be remarkably beautiful, even poetic, in its context.

In contrast, for a painter there is perhaps another definition. Consider that white space might be the waiting room for beauty, the negative awaiting an artist's positive, the conscience of a procrastinating artist, but in the least it is a painter's extraordinary creative opportunity because anything is possible.

This is an account of my extraordinary opportunities.

Yesterday was installation day at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, VA where I submitted two pastels (below). It is a great pleasure to provide artistic distraction to those who really appreciate it. The installation will remain until early July. There are a dozen artists represented in the exhibition. We are all members of Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, VA

Intersection #1 10.5 x 10.5 pastel

Intersection #2 10.5 x 10.5 pastel

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